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ERIC Number: ED561970
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb-3
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
National Comparison of Jointly Enrolled Students. Factsheet
Iowa Department of Education
This document contains data from the Community College Management Information System and other sources with summative data on topics of interest. Data gathered through the Division of Community College's Management Information System (MIS) indicates that in the 2013-14 academic year 42,996 students enrolled in almost 337,000 credit hours through contracted courses (predominately concurrent enrollment), Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO), and as a tuition-paying student at Iowa's community colleges. Compared to overall community college enrollment, jointly enrolled students accounted for 30.4 percent of all credit student enrollment. Approximately one in four community college students is also a high school student. Approximately 74 percent of jointly enrolled students were 17 or 18 years of age--not surprising given the majority of jointly enrolled students were in either 11th or 12th grade. High school students do have the option of enrolling through PSEO at a four-year public or private institution; however, the vast majority of students enroll in postsecondary coursework through concurrent enrollment at an Iowa community college. Comparing the population of jointly enrolled students at Iowa's community colleges to national data on two-and four-year public institutions clearly shows that Iowa community colleges lead the nation in the percent of students under 18 years of age enrolled in community colleges or in all public institutions, combined.
Iowa Department of Education. Grimes State Office Building, 400 East 14th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319-0146. Tel: 515-281-5294; Fax: 515-242-5988; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa Department of Education
Identifiers - Location: Iowa